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    Closing In On A Master Rating

    IM Silman May 11, 2017, 3:58 AM

    The Chess.com member mnuwan wrote: "I’m a middle-aged guy who has taken up chess again seriously after a hiatus of many years. I currently have a USCF rating of 2100, and I am trying to get the master...

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    PRO Chess League Official Rules

    PROChessLeague Jun 19, 2017, 1:35 PM

    PRO Chess League Rules as of 3/9/2017: Eligibility and Team Makeup   A.1. Team rosters A lineup is the four players you are using each match. A roster is the total list of players you have on...

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    Chess.com Fair Play And Cheat-Detection

    News Dec 30, 2016, 12:03 PM

    Cheating in chess is a serious issue. The issue is magnified online, where there is no arbiter to physically observe play. Chess.com takes fair play and cheat-detection very seriously, and we have since our founding.  We...

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  • ChessCenter: A Coup At FIDE?'s Thumbnail

    ChessCenter: A Coup At FIDE?

    ChessCenter Mar 31, 2017, 10:01 PM

    Is there a coup at FIDE? The leading chess journalist Peter Doggers has the story about a power struggle at the world's chess federation. And who will win the U.S. men's and women's championships? Find out our picks...

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    Old School With Uncle Yermo: Complete Show From 5-11-15

    ChessTV May 17, 2015, 6:24 PM

    Take a lesson in the “old school” of chess with GM Alex Yermolinsky. Cheating in chess. Yermo explains why they topic can no longer be avoided, and explores the history of cheating. Enjoy this full...

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    Pardon Our Blunders: Highlights from 9-29-14

    ChessTV Oct 1, 2014, 6:19 PM

    Enjoy these highlights from the Sept. 29 broadcast of “Pardon Our Blunders,” where IM Daniel Rensch and Chess.com reporter Peter Doggers discuss a wide range of pressing chess topics. What do Daniel and Peter...

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    Know Your Chess Symbols

    NM eltenedor Jun 22, 2017, 11:55 PM

        I've been teaching my students how to annotate their games, and along with it, the symbols for annotation. These symbols are extremely useful for not only describing a move, but the evaluation of a position...

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    Master slackfish

    truffel3 Jun 19, 2017, 1:47 AM

    Due personal problems  I decided to leave chess for a while. In Back in chess after 3 months it's very hard to improve. Although I study 2 hours every day and my puzzle rating goes up (currently between 1800-2000)...

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    Another 5-0 in another Washington Open Scholastic

    Joseph_Truelson Jun 12, 2017, 9:26 PM

    Picture is of the trophies that were awarded at this tournament, the Washington Open Scholastic. Technically the Washington Chess Federation took this picture, but I took all the stuff in it. (Notice: This is my...

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